One community, two workplace clusters reported on Friday


KUCHING: The Health Department reported only three new Covid-19 clusters in Sarawak on Friday (Sept 3).

Of the three, two are workplace clusters while the other is a community cluster.

Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) said the first workplace cluster, dubbed the Sawit Gelasah Cluster in Subis District, involved employees and occupants of an employees housing quarters at an oil palm plantation under enhanced movement control order (EMCO) in Jalan Miri-Bintulu, Batu Niah.

Of the 93 people who were screened, 27, including the index case, tested positive while 59 tested negative. Seven are still waiting for results. The cluster also reported four new cases on Friday.

The second workplace cluster, known as the Jalan Masuri Cluster in Sibu District , involved several instructors and students of a maritime skills training centre in Jalan Masuri, Sibu.

Of the 36 people who were screened, 24, including the index case, tested positive with 12 testing negative. The cluster also reported 12 new cases on Friday.

The community cluster, namely the Nanga Tapih Cluster in Betong District, involved residents of a longhouse in Nanga Tapih, Layar, Betong.

Of the 101 people who were screened, 76, including the index case, tested positive while 22 tested negative. Three are still waiting for results. The cluster also recorded five new cases on Friday.

All positive cases are receiving treatment at hospitals and Covid-19 Quarantine and Low-Risk Treatment Centre (PKRCs) in their respective districts.

On a lighter note, SDMC reported the end of two clusters, namely the Bedup Loggo Cluster in Serian District and Jalan Merbau Cluster in Kuching District, after no new cases were recorded involving the clusters in the last 28 days.

Presently, there are 138 active clusters in the state, with 17 recording 230 new cases while the other 121 recorded no new cases.

Sarawak has 31 districts in the red zone, three districts in the orange zone, five districts in the yellow zone, with only one district in the green zone.